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The Department of Mathematics operates a state-of-the-art computer network for education, research, and departmental administration. This is predominantly a UNIX-based system consisting of Linux PC's, servers, and Apple Macintosh desktops. The Department also has a 46-node dual Opteron cluster for research computing.

Each office in the department is equipped with at least one networked computer and shared offices generally have more. In addition, there are five 24x7x365 departmental computer labs available for general use, including a 40-seat instructional laboratory for the undergraduate mathematics program. All labs are equipped with a printer, and the undergraduate computer lab includes a projection system. A color printer is provided for faculty and graduate students in PMA 8.100. Access to wireless networking is provided throughout the PMA building for faculty, students, staff, and registered departmental guests.

The University's Informational Technology Services provides extensive on-campus computing facilities and services, and additional facilities are available via the UT Libraries.

In addition, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus in north Austin maintains several multi-processor high-performance computing clusters.

TACC's Visualization Lab also supports education and research in the Department. 

The Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences (ICES) maintains many facilities and equipment for computational research. 


Computer Labs

  • PMA 7.122 - Undergrad Computer Lab (40 seats)
  • PMA 8.118 - Graduate Lab (12 seats)
  • PMA 9.120 - General Purpose lab (6 seats)
  • PMA 10.130 - General Purpose lab (6 seats)
  • PMA 12.116 - The 12th floor printer room, visitor office
  • PMA 13.138 - General Purpose lab (6 seats)


Lab Hours

All computer labs are open 24-7 internally. For students, the labs are accessible whenever the PMA building is accessible. Current PMA open hours are:

  • Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
  • Friday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Saturday: 6:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm


Computer Support

Your UT Math network account can access all Linux systems on the department network. For computer-related issues or questions or other IT needs, enter a Help Desk ticket with the College of Natural Sciences.

  • Your email address is YOUR_USERNAME@math.utexas.edu
  • Your home directory is /home/YOUR_USERNAME
  • Your home page is http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/YOUR_USERNAME, your web folder is /home/YOUR_USERNAME/public_html
  • Our SMTP/IMAP/POP server is mail.ma.utexas.edu. 
  • To connect to the UT Math network, you need an SSH client (Unix has 'ssh', Windows has 'putty'). If you don't remember specific hostnames, you can just use math.utexas.edu, it will send you to one of our lab computers.
  • To change your password, use the command yppasswd from a terminal window.

The department offers limited support of Windows and Mac OS X laptops.


Publicly Accessible Computers

lab1.ma.utexas.edu -- lab70.ma.utexas.edu